THE Kennedy family is grieving again after the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr hanged herself at her home.
Mary Richardson Kennedy, 52, an architect known for her philanthropic and environmental work who also faced drug and alcohol charges in recent years, was found dead on Wednesday afternoon.
The Westchester County medical examiner's office said after an autopsy on Thursday that Kennedy died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
A person familiar with the investigation into her death said authorities concluded that her death was a suicide.
Her husband, Robert Kennedy Jr, a prominent environmental lawyer and the son of former Senator Robert F Kennedy, had filed for a divorce in 2010.
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